Kale salad is one of my favorite crag foods (doesn’t weigh you down, makes you feel great), and it’s also perfect for a post-climb or -run recovery snack, or for lunch or dinner. Kale is ridiculously good for you–it’s one of the most nutrient rich foods, is full of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, iron, vitamin K, A, B6 and C (which helps iron absorb). Plus it’s delicious and easy to make!
1 bunch of kale (you can use chard too–right now I have both growing in my garden, so I mix them)
1 clove of garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
sesame seeds (or sliced almonds or pumpkin seeds)
Chop up the kale. Some people tell you to massage it: if anyone gets massaged around here it’s not going to be the kale.
Smash the garlic clove and then whisk the olive oil into it.
Whisk in the vinegar and lime juice, until it’s thick. Pour the oil and vinegar over the kale (trying to keep some of the garlic shreds from getting into it, but don’t worry about it too much).
Toss it all together, sprinkle lots of sesame seeds and nutritional yeast over it, and toss some more.